Wednesday March 6 2013
Matri: 'It only looked easy'

Alessandro Matri said the game against Celtic “only seemed easy, but we struck at the right moments” to send Juventus into the Champions League quarter-finals.

“Tonight it only seemed easy, but if we had conceded early then it would’ve got ugly. We interpreted it in the right way and struck at the right moments,” he told Mediaset after a 2-0 win.

Both Matri and Fabio Quagliarella were on target to secure the 5-0 aggregate victory.

“Quagliarella brings me luck and we played well over the summer too. We both did well, as did the whole team, both attacking and defending. The goals were the right reward for our efforts.

“When I play, I want to prove that I deserve to play.”

Now that Juve are six points clear at the top of the Serie A table and have notched up five consecutive Champions League victories, some papers are talking about the possibility of The Double.

“We know the newspapers like to exaggerate. We know our primary objective is the Scudetto, while there is also this European dream to chase,” continued Matri.

“I dedicate the goal to my family, who during the toughest moments stayed closest to me.”

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